Passcodes are such a pain that I've relaxed the security settings on my Android phone. I'm willing to forgo the extra safety, just so I'm asked to punch in the code less often. When I got my hands on Apple's new iPhone 5S, one of the first things I tried was a feature that allows you to bypass the passcode using a fingerprint.
Many of the changes in Apple's operating system for mobile devices are cosmetic. Gone are three-dimensional icons that mimic real-world counterparts, such as a magazine rack for the Newsstand app. They are replaced by larger, two-dimensional icons sporting abstract designs and pastel colors.
Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.The new dividend represents an increase of 5 cents over the world's largest software company's previous dividend.
Hittite Microwave has launched a new power amplifier which maintains excellent performance over its operating frequency range. The new amplifier, HMC6981LS6, is ideal for high linearity point-to-point and point-to-multi-point radios, SATCOM, military, and space applications.
Agilent Technologies introduced the M9099 Waveform Creator, a modular software application that supports analog and digital modulation formats, for the Agilent M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator.
Apple shares continued to slip Monday on concerns about early demand for the company's newest iPhone. Apple is now taking orders for one of its newest iPhones. The stripped-down, lower-cost 5C model is expected to help boost sales in China and other areas.
Though sphero has the RC-esque appearance of a toy, the design really has tinkerers in mind. With two different layers of software programmability, the Sphero has an array of games and utilities. Sphero comes with access to an open-source SDK (software development kit) that allows users to interface with the robot at very high levels with, through an Android or iOS app.
Using premier beams of ultraviolet light at the ALS, a DOE national user facility for synchrotron radiation, the collaboration has reported the first demonstration of high-temperature superconductivity in the surface of a topological insulator – a unique class of advanced materials that are electrically insulating on the inside but conducting on the surface.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, a new radar-based technology that detects heartbeats under cement; a superior technique that makes sense of the vast quantities of video; a new high-speed cellular solution designed to fast track M2M application development on mobile networks; and a secure safety network for children.
With love as its starting point, a new startup, BeLuvv has combined wearable devices with software applications and created Guardian, the world’s first wearable designed specifically for children and their safety. Featuring replaceable outer cases, Guardian wearables come in vibrant colors to match children’s clothing. Not only does Guardian represent milestone in children’s safety, it is also a fashion statement.
The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it's part of a routine monitoring of the company's privacy practices. The changes, which have not yet gone into effect, have drawn criticism from privacy groups concerned about how the world's largest online social network uses its members' photos and other information in advertisements.
New solutions powered by Nuance deliver lower cost, voice-enabled remotes with single-chip hardware and software solutions.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re watching Gabrielle with a hawk, calling out curiosity, testing a McLaren P1 in the Arctic Circle, and riding a motorcycle, at 400-miles per hour.
According to a consumer survey conducted by Usurv immediately after news of the product was released on Monday, 31 percent of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5S. The survey results indicate a drop in enthusiasm for the Apple phone brand since last year, when a similar survey (conducted after the iPhone 5 launch) showed that 44 percent of iPhone users were willing to upgrade straight away.
Experience the Freedom of Hands-Free Bluetooth Technology with Any Home or Business Phone with ClearSounds QH2 Bluetooth HUBSeptember 12, 2013 11:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments
The ClearSounds QH2 Bluetooth HUB is designed to make life just a little easier by turning almost any landline phone into a hands-free Bluetooth device.
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the introduction of the company’s first 3G-cellular module to employ the versatile VQFN mounting technology at this year’s M2M Summit.
Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it — and the profit to be made by reselling scarce phones — prompted some to pelt the store with eggs when Apple, worried about the size of the crowd, postponed opening.
Fox Electronics now offers the FTM Series of surface mount OCXOs that is ideally suited as the timing reference for network synchronization.
High-speed cellular solution provides industrial-grade intelligent gateway and ethernet to-cellular routing for rapid M2M seployment.
Frequency-Extension Modules Address Growing Needs in Millimeter-Wave Communications, Wireless Networks, and Aerospace/DefenseSeptember 11, 2013 1:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments
Agilent Technologies this week introduced a line of frequency-extension modules from Virginia Diodes Inc. (VDI), a company that designs, manufactures, and sells millimeter-wave and terahertz devices, components, and systems, for its signal generators and analyzers.
For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera, and fingerprint scanner for better security.
One of the best things about Apple's latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple's newest products.
Expanding upon the last update to Elektor’s Android App, Faust Nijhuis has designed an additional twelve calculation and conversion utensils for RF, Microwave, and electronics in general, bringing the total number of tools to 55.
Gov. Rick Perry and top executives are attending the opening of a Fort Worth plant where cellphone pioneer Motorola will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. Motorola is owned by Google, whose Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be on-hand Tuesday, as will Motorola CEO.
Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.